Saxbys Coffee delights taste buds with coffees brewed from small-batch roasted beans. Green coffee beans journey from their country of origin to Saxbys' roasting facility, where the master roaster employs traditional European techniques to carefully roast each small batch of beans, giving them a light, medium, or dark flavor profile.
In-store baristas spice up cups of java with more than 200 flavorings, such as coconut and toasted marshmallow, that imbue brews with an extra kick. Saxbys Coffee is just as meticulous with the environment as it is with its beverages—all of the shop's lids, java jackets, napkins, and cups are 100% recyclable and 100% welcomed by billy goats attempting to curb their tin-can addictions.
Even though they cheekily dub their beverages Fancy Schmancy coffees, the baristas at Heather's Coffee and Café are serious about brewing flavorful java. To showcase their four drip styles, they concoct drinks such as the Dirty Chai, a blend of espresso and chai tea, and the Smore's, which mixes espresso and steamed milk with the three ingredients of the classic campfire snack.
The pours complement the cuisine of the café's chefs, who begin every morning by filling tortillas with scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, and a choice of bacon and ham. By lunchtime, the chefs' focus turns to salads, sandwiches, and pizzas, including the Yummo, a medley of garlic pesto, shredded chicken, and corn-and-black-bean relish. Meals unfold Monday–Friday; on Saturday and Sunday, the café closes for private events and baristas-only coffee-ground fights.
Committed to fresh café creations, Jumpstart Java's baristas lovingly craft coffee ($1.50+) espresso ($2.05+), and pastries ($1.25+) for fast-breaking patrons, with espresso artwork gracing the foam surface of select cups. In addition to the bean-brewed beverages, JumpStart also quenches liquid hunger with specialty drinks such as smoothies ($3.50+), tea ($1.50+), and hot-chocolate concoctions ($2.45+) made to order.
Sammy's El Pueblo's culinary team oversees a savory marriage of Mexican delicacies and American classics served in a bright, relaxed atmosphere. After scanning the menu, table denizens can clutch one of 25 juicy burgers—the eatery's core stomach filler—such as the bourbon burger, an aptly christened patty of ground Angus beef slathered in bourbon sauce ($8.99). Nine hot dogs, such as the julienned-corned-beef Reuben dog ($5.99), form the yin to the burgers' yang on the American half of the menu, and can be used like notches to keep track of baseball innings or days left in solitary confinement. Guests can also explore the roster of Mexican fork targets, influenced by family recipes, that include enchiladas, burritos, fajitas, and specialties such as the carnitas dinner ($10.99)—tender roasted pork, fresh pico de gallo, rice, and beans served alongside flour tortillas as soft as a down pillow that overindulges its kids.
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The Anticoli family has piled plates high with homestyle Italian fare made with imported pastas and cheeses, freshly caught shrimp, and fresh vegetables since opening its first restaurant in 1931. Though they have emphasized serving quality Italian cuisine for more than 80 years, they recently decided to focus on creating an authentic Italian experience, renaming the eatery after the family's ancestral Italian home and cultivating an atmosphere reminiscent of a trattoria. Terracotta colors wash over walls hung with pictures of the old country and of the Italian prime minister's jazzercise class, and carved, wooden roman columns support a wine bar festooned with cascading vines.
The Italian priority of bringing together family and friends over good food is echoed throughout cozy red booths where diners dive into spaghetti with hearty meat and romano sauce, herb-griddled pork chops, or hand-dipped spumoni dishes. The revelry continues outside on the breezy back patio, which is open seasonally or whenever the chefs feel the urge to make snow angels.
Bullwinkle’s Top Hat Bistro lures crowds with its baby-back ribs, smothered with handcrafted barbecue sauce and served with a salad and your choice of a tater or veggie side ($18.59 for a half slab). But because maneuvering through a plate of ribs with grace requires both physical and mental agility, give your fingers an opportunity to warm up with an order of the piled-high macho nacho ($8.99) or spicy buffalo-style bullwingers ($7.99 for one pound) while you visualize winning a game of Sudoku. Bullwinkle’s menu also sports USDA-choice steaks ($12.99–$21.99) cooked to order, fresh seafood dishes and daily specials ($14.99+), and skillfully tossed pastas ($10.99) and more. If you'd like to keep your love affair with barbecue hidden, but your personal safe is already full of Gigli posters and Goosebumps novels, have saucy sustenance served secretly between two carb slices by ordering a specialty burger ($6.59–$8.59) or sandwich such as the barbecue-chicken melt with monterey- jack cheese ($6.99).